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Royal Parks Half Marathon

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:11
This Sunday's medal is a Womble with a pumpkin - what's not to like

Basic beginners runwear

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:53
Literatin you are a spoil sport there's nothing better than treating yourself to a bit of new kit when you get into something new (am talking RUNNING here)
Btw I love the buffs from Aldi only about 3 quid and just as good as the real thing maybe a bit more lightweight so perfect for running and so versatile. So a gilet and a buff and you're all set

first half marathon lots of people passing out, is that normal??

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:45
We've had a long,warm summer, so anyone who is a regular runner and trained adequately shouldn't have been too troubled by the heat at Ealing and elsewhere, surely? It's the spring races where suddenly a hot day pops up after a winter of cold weather training that I struggle with more. So I think a lot is down to inexperience. I did notice that Ealing had a stern warning in their publicity about a hm being a significant challenge which shouldn't be undertaken lightly, which was good (and unusual?) to see.

Basic beginners runwear

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 16:35
Keeps your core warm and dry, your arms get wet but it's not a big deal and you are less likely to overheat. Great for cold windy days too

Basic beginners runwear

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:18
*That was supposed to be a smiley not a load of ???s

Basic beginners runwear

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:17
Best to go in store and have a look/feel, and see what takes your fancy. It's great for starting out as it's so cheap and the quality is fine for most. Everyone is different but the most underused piece of kit I have is prob a jacket you just get too hot and sweaty but I love my gilet. Oh and if you ever do decide to run a marathon your Asics Gt 2000s will do very nicely ????

How hard should non-sporty 11yo be pushed?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:10
Thirded (?). I still think running 5k for any 11 year old is amazing despite the young superstars you see every week at parkrun (usually far in the distance, in my case). Being active and outdoorsy is great and only a minority of kids are up for competitive sport. What about swimming - it's often an activity that so called 'un sporty' children enjoy? Otherwise bike rides, climbing trees/messing about in the park and the occasional parkrun sounds great to me, and good on him

first half marathon lots of people passing out, is that normal??

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 19:09
Just been announced that the guy at Ealing has passed away, how very sad, he was only 33. Take good care everyone and know your limits (which is in no way a comment on his circumstances which we don't know)

Entry level ladies gps

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 15:48
I have fairly small wrists and my 110 fits no problem. The only difference with the so-called ladies version is the bit of pink thrown in cos that's what we ladies like - who cares if it fits etc etc ????

first half marathon lots of people passing out, is that normal??

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 13:56
Completely agree with the importance of distinguishing between being too hot or too thirsty and not something I thought about too much before - hope everyone was ok, unfortunately not the first time I've seen CPR going on near the finish of a race this year and sadly the first casualty was not so lucky. We head off to a race assuming we'll be back home in one piece and it is quite disturbing seeing so many people in distress.
Can't see me ever pushing myself that hard mind you!
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